RIYADH: Al-Ahli on Monday announced the signing of Croatian midfielder Filip Bradaric on a two-year contract ahead of the start of the 2021-2022 Saudi Professional League (SPL) season.
No transfer fee was disclosed.
The 29-year-old spent last season with Al-Ain on loan from the Italian Serie A club Cagliari, playing 25 matches in the SPL, and scoring one goal.
He joined the Italian side in 2018 from Croatian club Rijeka, before loan spells at Hajduk Split and Celta Vigo led to his move to Saudi Arabia last year.
Al-Ahli revealed the news on its official Twitter account via a short video clip in which the player expressed his delight at signing for the club.
Bradaric was expected to join the team’s pre-season training camp in Tunisia before the start of the SPL next month.
Last season, Al-Ahli finished a disappointing eight in the SPL and failed to progress to the round of 16 of the 2021 AFC Champions League despite hosting Group C matches which included Esteghlal of Iran, Al-Duhail of Qatar, and Al-Shorta of Iraq.